The Washington Times-Herald


September 10, 2013

Mary White

Mary Dawn White, 89, of Washington, died at 3:54 a.m. Saturday at Deaconess Gateway Hospital.

Born May 31, 1924, in Jeffersonville, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Annette (Denzler) Thees.

She was a retired school teacher having taught at Bluffton, Washington High School, and Washington Catholic High School. She was a member of several organizations including the Browning Club, Daviess County Red Cross, and a volunteer at Daviess Community Hospital for 25 years. Her love was always with the Girl Scouts, having joined in 1937. She was a Brownie, Junior, and Senior troop leader, a camp director and a professional Girl Scout in Louisville, Ky. During World War II she received her bachelor’s degree from Ball State University. Mary was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church and was president of the United Methodist Women’s Club, also president of the Vincennes district of United Methodist Women.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Max Hawk of Evansville; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Cyndee White of Swedesboro, N.J.; grandchildren, Christina Hunt, Kurtis Browning, Rachel McStay and Amy White; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister and brother-in-law, Joanne and Jack Chaddock of Evansville.

She is preceded in death by her parents and two granddaughters.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Gill Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Ken Wells officiating. Burial will be in Sugarland Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Visitation is 10 a.m. Thursday until service time.

Memorials may be made to the Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana or the American Red Cross.

Condolences may be made to the family online at

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